BMW 2 Series Coupe Review
The German automaker BMW has somehow mastered the art of transforming potential in power so graciously like nobody else. The company pours this concentrated power in its astonishing successors and is again out to reveal the purity of its refinement with the name of BMW 2 Series. It is a series of compact executive cars. The series comes in three different body styles – a compact coupe version, a convertible version and a recently released Active Tourer version running on a totally different front wheel drive. The car is available in its coupe and new active tourer body style for the Philippines markets.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Talking about the coupé body style of the car, it is available in 5 variants for the Philippines markets namely, - the 220i, the M235i, the 218d, the 220d and the 225d variants. The most furious face of the coupé is the m235i variant, which is pumped-up by the soul-refined 2979cc, 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, which is integrated with TwinScroll turbocharger, Valvetronic including Double-Vanos and High Precision Injection. This extracts power from the oil to churn out a maximum power of 326hp at 5800-6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 450Nm at 1300-4500 rpm. This powerful engine is complimented by a 8-speed automatic transmission, which projects the car at 100kmph from naught in just 4.8 to 5 sec and allows the car to establish a top speed of 250 kmph. Along with these high power and acceleration values the car lets you enjoy a fuel economy of 8.1 Litres/100km.
The exterior designers of the car has wholeheartedly used their creativity and aerodynamic knowledge to give the coupé a particularly striking and elegant look that compliments the spontaneous and sporty characteristics of the coupé. Astonishing in every detail the trendy coupé flaunts its potential with the curvaceous and flowing aerodynamic lines on the bonnet and the side body. The sleek silhouette design is complimented by the soul kidney grille design with the expressive gloss black or chromed vertical slats, the eye-catching adaptive headlights and the functional large air vents. The rear of the car is given a youth sporty appearance with the stylish rear lamps and the curved,wide rear bumper. The car is given a wide and elongated design, which is crafted upon dimensions reading 4432mm x 1774mm x 1418mm (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2690mm.
The calm and lively ambience the coupé features is a conduct of the impeccable craftsmanship from the interior designers. The interiors of the car are perfectly designed to display a royal sense of ergonomics and luxury. The cockpit of the car offers the driver a delicious feast of authority by the leather covered multifunctional steering wheel, the asymmetrical centre console tilted towards the driver, the free standing Control Display placed exactly in the driver's line of sight and the frame less windows than does not impend the view of the driver. The comfort part is added by the large leather covered seats, automatic air conditioning and superior quality sound system. Added to this is the car buys you ample space for convenient head and leg movements and some space to store your useful amenities.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
With the added plethora of features and technology, the car has no way missed on the safety features for the occupants. The car comes with a large array of safety features including the braking assists like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), driving assistance like the lane change warning, pedestrian warning, speed limit information with no-overtaking zone information, parking assistance, servotronic precise power steering controls, airbags and seatbelts. The braking system employed in the car consists of front and rear disc brakes, which provides the car an efficient retardation and controlling.
Its all about youth and power. The sporty coupé from BMW displays a dynamic sense of power with a dependable and functional handling trait. The car features an enchanting and sporty design that demonstrates functionality wrapped in elegance. However, the car faces a tough competition from its fellow German competitors.